The Department of Behavioral Science in the College of Medicine offers a certificate of study in Medical Behavioral Science for doctoral students in sociology, anthropology, psychology, other behavioral science disciplines, and nursing. The certificate has three objectives:
1. Provide students with a multi-disciplinary approach incorporating their basic discipline with other social and behavioral sciences with identification of areas of convergence and interrelation in content, theories and methods.
2. Orient students to health and medical settings, including an enculturation to the attitudes, values, professional interrelationships and educational objectives of health personnel and organizations and the nature of behavioral science research in these areas.
3. Train students in research to equip them with basic skills and approaches to research design, data acquisition, and data analysis, as well as manuscript and research grant preparation in medical behavioral science through collaboration with ongoing research projects.
Students interested in pursuing the certificate should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies for requirements.
The certificate is partially supported by a training grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, which provides pre- and postdoctoral trainee stipends. A limited number of departmental assistantships are also available to qualified students.
BSC 527 SOCIETY AND HEALTH (SAME AS SOC 527) (3)
BSC 529 SURVEY OF MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)
BSC 607 FOOD RELATED BEHAVIORS (SAME AS NFS/ANT/NS 607) (3)
BSC 620 ORIENTATION TO MEDICAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (SAME AS SPH 841) (1)
BSC 626 SURVEY OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (SAME AS PSY 626) (3)
BSC 645 ANTHROPOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY (SAME AS ANT 645) (3)
BSC 745 RESEARCH METHODS IN MEDICAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (3)
BSC 765 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (SAME AS BSC 765) (3)
BSC 766 CONCEPTS IN MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY (SAME AS SOC 766) (3)
BSC 770 PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES IN HEALTH AND AGING (3)
BSC 772 TOPICAL SEMINAR IN MEDICAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (1-3)
BSC 773 PSYCHOSOCIAL ONCOLOGY (3)
BSC 774 FOOD AND FOOD SECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD (SAME AS ANT 774) (3)
BSC 775 HUMAN RESPONSE TO STRESS (3)
BSC 776 SEMINAR IN DEPENDENCY BEHAVIOR (SAME AS SOC/ANT/PSY 776) (3)
BSC 777 SEMINAR IN MENTAL ILLNESS CONCEPTS, RESEARCH AND POLICY (SAME AS SOC 777) (3)
BSC 779 BEHAVIORAL FACTORS IN DEATH AND DYING (3)
BSC 781 HEALTH RELATED BEHAVIORS: MODELS AND APPLICATIONS (3)
BSC 782 WOMEN HEALTH AND AGING (SAME AS GRN 782) (3)
BSC 785 COMPARATIVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS (SAME AS SOC 785) (3)
BSC 790 RESEARCH IN MEDICAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (1-6)